Warning: This video is a fan-made video for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, made up to look like a modern sci-fi action film trailer, a la Michael Bay. It is accurately done, and thus genuinely kind of disgusting. The blinding, short-attention span cuts, the techno music, the banal tagline — the only thing that keeps it from being Bay perfection is the lack of explosions and long, leering shots of a teenage girl’s ass, preferably draped over some kind of expensive vehicle. Seriously, if you have any affection for the original movie, you might want to give this a miss. The first time I saw this I threw up in my mouth a little. Thanks to Nathan N. for the tip. (Via Wired)
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